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Thigh holsters?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Owen Sparks, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. Owen Sparks

    Owen Sparks member

    I saw a Black Hawk tactical thigh holster rig for sale the other day. Do any of you have one? I like the idea because I tend to hit my elbow on my 1911 in the IDPA approved belt rig and also it gets in the way when I handle a long gun.
    I am thinking about getting one for general knocking about in the woods and not for CC or compitition. Any suggestions?
  2. GRIZ22

    GRIZ22 Well-Known Member

    Thigh holsters are good if you want to get the handgun away from your body armor, web gear, and make the handgun a bit more accessible in a vehicle. For walking through the woods you'll find it hangs up on branches and gets your gun banged up. that's my experience with them others will vary.
  3. rondog

    rondog Well-Known Member

    Depends on the thighs.....

  4. 30 cal slob

    30 cal slob Well-Known Member

    i'm more partial to the safariland 6004 / 6005 series.

    you should adjust the holster height such that you can touch the bottom of it with your fingers. sometimes it helps to remove one of the thigh bands.
  5. psyopspec

    psyopspec Well-Known Member

    No experience with the Blackhawk, but like 30 cal I've been happy with my Safariland. I bought it .mil use, but wear it when I go hiking. No damage to the gun, but then most of my walkabouts have been on mountains in desert terrain. I know the Blackhawk rigs are prolific in the military, and I do have one of their concealment holsters with the SERPA retention. Not a bad rig at all.

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